Libby Montana News - November 2005

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USFWS proposes critical habitat for Lynx (November 30, 2005)
Public comment accepted until Feb 7
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is proposing to designate nearly 13,000 acres for critical habitat for the federally threatened Canada lynx. The areas affected include nearly 11,000 acres in the northern Rocky Mountains of Montana and 2,000 acres in ... FULL STORY
Holiday Events in Libby (November 2, 2005)
The holidays are almost upon us, and there is a lot planned for fun events for the holiday season. Mark your calendars for these Libby events: ... FULL STORY
Draft EIS for Montana Reservoir operations released (November 30, 2005)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation recently released a draft Environmental Impact Statement evaluating long-term implementation of alternative flood control and fish operations at Libby and Hungry Horse Dams in Montana. ... FULL STORY
Heavy Snow Warning through Wednesday (November 30, 2005)
4-8 inches new snow possible
The National Weather Service out of Missoula has issued a Heavy Snow Warning for the Kootenai/Cabinet region through Wednesday. Accumulations of 4-8 inches of snow are possible for the Libby area. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Serious Snow (November 29, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
The first serious snow of the season fell Tuesday morning, with about 6 inches blanketing Libby and surrounding areas. More snow is forecast for the rest of the week through the weekend. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Christmas Decorations and Snowflakes (November 25, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
Christmas decorations and snowflakes made their appearance the day after Thanksgiving, signaling the beginning of the holiday season. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Happy Thanksgiving! (November 24, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
Grace wants asbestos trial moved out of Montana (November 8, 2005)
Attorneys claim Montana jury pool is biased
On Thursday, December 1st, attorneys for the W.R. Grace Libby asbestos case will be in court in Missoula to hear issues and schedule future court dates. The biggest issue on the table is whether or not the trial will be held in Montana, or moved to another sta ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Holiday Open Houses (November 19, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
Libby Floral was one of several businesses that held a holiday open house on Saturday, offering visitors refreshments, drawings and the opportunity to get started on that holiday shopping. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fall Scene (November 16, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
Scenes of fall like this one on California Avenue are slowly giving way to those of a more wintery nature. A couple of light snowfalls recently foretell of more to come. Valley fog and highs in the 30's are forecast for the next week. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam discharge to increase (November 14, 2005)
Discharges to reach reservoir flood control target elevation
The Corps of Engineers plans to increase discharge from Libby Dam early Monday morning, November 14, from current outflow of approximately 9,900 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 19,800 cfs (from two turbines to four turbines) in 4 hourly increments. ... FULL STORY
Libby elections Nov. 8 (November 8, 2005)
Mayor and City Council races being held
On Tuesday, November 8th, municipal elections will be held in Lincoln County for Libby, Troy, Rexford and Eureka. Libby residents will go to the polls to elect a new Mayor and three City Council members. Troy and Rexford residents will elect their Mayor and tw ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Swimming Pool Bond Election (November 8, 2005)
Voters to decide on a new $2.8 million aquatic center
Lincoln County is holding an election to decide the topic of whether or not Libby should get a new swimming pool. Voters will decide whether to approve or reject a $2.8 million bond issue and $275,000 annual maintenance levy for the Libby Aquatic Center swimmi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Heritage Museum Bazaar (November 5, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
Shoppers browse the Heritage Museum's table of crafts and other donated items for sale to benefit the Museum at its annual Holiday Bazaar, held Friday and Saturday. There was a good turnout of holiday shoppers to kick off the season and to support the Museum ... FULL STORY
Winter Storm Watch through Saturday (November 4, 2005)
Storm Advisory in effect
The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Storm Advisory and Winter Storm Watch from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon above 3500 feet for the Kootenai/Cabinet region. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Rosauers Read-In (November 4, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
Jolene Mahoney from Kootenai Valley Head Start, with the help of Mudge, reads to Mrs. Bauer's 4th grade class at Rosauers Friday during the Read-In to celebrate "Libby and Troy Celebrate Books Week," sponsored by the Lincoln County Literacy Coalition. Every c ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby featured on ABC News Nightline Nov 3 & 4 (November 3, 2005)
W.R. Grace Vermiculite Asbestos Issues & Health Concerns
ABC News Nightline is featuring Libby, Montana in a two-part program Thursday and Friday, November 3 & 4. The program, "Killer in Town: The Poisoning of Libby, Montana," reports on health problems that have stemmed from exposure to asbestos-laden vermiculite ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. Johnís Holiday Gala Dec. 9-10 (November 2, 2005)
Fundraiser for Libby hospital
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital in Libby will be holding their Holiday Gala fundraiser Friday and Saturday, December 9-10th at the Memorial Center. Friday will be the public viewing of the decorated trees from 3-8 pm. There will be a Chili and Cornbread Dinner fr ... FULL STORY
Area Ice Fishing Derby dates set (November 2, 2005)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently approved 20 ice-fishing contests for this winter. ... FULL STORY
Turner Mountain Fun Night Dec. 3 (November 2, 2005)
Turner Ski Area will be holding their annual Fun Night on Saturday, December 3rd at the Red Dog Saloon near Libby. The event kicks off the ski season for Turner. ... FULL STORY
USFS releases Final Rule for Motorized Rec (November 2, 2005)
Recreational Vehicle use on National Forests and Grasslands
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service announced a new regulation for recreational motor vehicle use in national forests and grasslands on Wednesday, November 2nd. ... FULL STORY
Learn more about wolves (November 2, 2005)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has a new section on their website designed to help hunters and others in the outdoors learn more about the stateís wolf population. ... FULL STORY
Heritage Museum Holiday Bazaar Nov. 4-5 (November 2, 2005)
The Heritage Museum kicks off the holiday season with its annual Holiday Bazaar, a great place to get holiday gifts for everyone on your Christmas list this year! ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam flows remain at 9,400 cfs through Nov. 10 (November 2, 2005)
The Corps of Engineers increased discharge from Libby Dam on Monday, October 3, from approximately 4,700 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 9,400 cfs (from one turbine to two turbines). ... FULL STORY
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